Elton John

Rush Limbaugh's Craziest Remark Ever
August 20, 2010

The man is truly wrong about everything: "I've said constantly [that] it's the left that looks at people and puts them in a group and then defines them thus," Limbaugh contended. "Elton John's not a gay man to me; Elton John is the premier performer of his generation." My God. The premier performer of his generation?

I Love (Some Of) The '80s
June 22, 2010

I have an odd affinity for pop music that came out from 1982 through 1984. I'm not completely sure why that is. Those were the only years I listened to a lot of top 40 radio. I'm not sure if I like the music from that period better because I was an impressionable kid with immature tastes, or if I'd still like that music if I heard it for the first time today. Moreover, do I like the music from those years because I just happened to be listening to pop music on the radio then, or did I stop listening starting around 1985 because the music got worse?

Welcome to the Olympic Village
July 15, 1996

Matthew Cooper talks about race and the Atlanta Olympics

The Turnips
July 04, 1994

The best-selling sports video in England at the moment is titled "Do I Not Like That." The sports section of The Independent on Sunday newspaper contains a column called "Do I Not Like That." On t.v. a few weeks ago, the hosts of a satirical soccer program wore t-shirts bearing the phrase "Do I Not Like That." A recent c.d. release on the hip Too Pure label is titled "Pop (Do We Not Like That?)." In a t.v. advertisement for the yellow pages, a middle-aged, slightly nerdish man exclaims, "Do I not like orange!" when offered a choice of colors for the goods he wants to order.